Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant Program

Purpose: The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant program can provide up to 50% matching assistance for land acquisition and development of public outdoor recreational facilities. The LWCF program, developed by the National Park Service, is administered by the State of Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation.

Eligibility: State, regional, or local governments with the legal authority to provide outdoor recreation services on public lands are eligible to apply.Only one application per sponsor will be accepted.

Amount Available: For this open competitive grant cycle we will accept local applications requesting no less than $25,000 and no more than $125,000 in LWCF grant assistance. Since this is a 50-50 reimbursable matching program, an applicant's total project costs would be at least double the grant request.

Application Deadline: Postmark, fax, e-mail, or deliver by 5:00pm, Friday, December 5, 2014. Please submit all required information to:

Jean Ayers, LWCF Grants Administrator
State of Alaska, Dept. of Natural Resources
Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501

To Apply:

1. Read "Information for Applicants"
2. Review State and Community priorities listed in the SCORP Summary: 2009-2014, pages 6 & 7
3. Review Alaska's Outdoor Legacy, Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), 2009-2014
4. Review the Rating Form.
5. Complete an LWCF Preliminary Application.
6. Submit all required information by the deadline.

Questions: For more information, please contact the LWCF Grants Administrator at or 907-269-8694.


Information for Applicants

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2014 Preliminary Application

Word Document (.docx)

Rating Form

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Alaska's Outdoor Legacy, Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), 2009- 2014

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Scorp Summary - 2009-2014

Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)

Budget & Budget Example

Excel (.xlsx)         Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)

Acquisition Summary

Word Document (.docx)        

Maps & Site Plan Examples

Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)